Archive for November 26, 2011
Talib Kweli and Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) release their latest cut and announce a “top secret Aretha Franklin mixtape.”
The combination of Mos Def and Talib Kweli has somewhat changed since Mos’ name change to Yasiin Bey, but the duo is still working under the Black Star moniker. As the two continue to tour together, it is clear the group is as solid as ever. This morning, Black Star released “Fix Up,” a track produced by Madlib, and also released “You Already Knew” produced by Oh No, both from their upcoming mixtape Aretha.
Using Blackstarhub.com as a set up, the group released “Fix Up” to the ‘net earlier this morning. The song can now purchased on iTunes. “You Already Knew” was released to the site this afternoon.
“If y’all good Black Star will release a free song off our top secret Aretha Franklin mixtape today [too],” Talib said in his message to fans, before reposting the URL address for Black Star Hub.
The cover for “Fix Up” is pictured in this article. No additional details have been released regarding this “top secret” mixtape. More information will follow.
Furthermore, Black Star is going to be performing in New York and Los Angeles in December. Venues and ticket information can be found on Black Star Hub.
Hot97′s Funkmaster Flex hosts Webster Hall Thanksgiving Extravaganza. Performances by guest artists; Jim Jones, Meek Mill and Jadakiss.
As reported earlier, T.I. responded to a joke 50 Cent made in 2010 about his wife Tiny taking the charge for him in his most recent drug bust that wound up costing him 11 months in federal prison.
In the December/January issue of Vibe, Tip spoke angrily about Fif’s comments.
“I’ma tell you, 50 Cent and anybody else, we not gonn’a have no discussion about what my ole lady should’a, would’a, couda done for anything as it pertains to me,” Tip said. “We ain’t gonn’a do that. I’m the only one in my family that’s gonna take a lick when it pertains to the legal system. Since me, none of my other family members have seen a jail cell. Nobody. I’m the last one. The buck stops here. I feel that a person that stands behind [his woman for a criminal charge] is a coward anyway.”
It didn’t take long for 50 to fire back via Twitter.
“Man I just saw something T.I said in VIBE about a tweet I wrote when he caught his drug case. He just got out a jam and caught a new one,” 50 wrote on the social networking site. “Any other time a n*gga done. Get caught with 10 machine gun an silencer then catch a drug charge. You will f**k around and get natural life. This boy got a get outta jail FREE card. Don’t get emotional over your lady. It a get you in some sh*t you don’t want to be in.“